I know many of us have some of the seeds mixed up and some times we have no clue which seeds is for what.
Here is a quick idea of those seeds. I’ll be adding more and i sure appreciate if any one wants to share their seed pics.
INDIAN BROAD BEANS / CHIKUDIKAAYA SEEDS
These are the Indan Broad beans, there are several types of these that grows as bushes or vines. I have a vine variety. They are absolutley delicious. I would recommend to plant these seeds directly in their reserved place in the garden. Too much of moving after germination disturbs the root and will not grow fast.
As soon as you find the first vine, prepare to get a trallies or some kind of support ( once the vine is growing on to this support, it is very hard to take it off. so plan ahead for a good trailler).
Below is the leaf of a broad bean. In case somebody had a surprise in the garden from the years before. I often have these surprises in my garden as the seeds go here and there with wind. Of course they are good surprises.
These are the seeds of our traditional indian long brinjals with green stems. You can start germinating these seeds inside, 30 days before the last frost. When you get the first true leaves ( the third and 4th leaves) go ahead and transplant into their reserved place in the garden. If you wait too long to transplant, the growth might be disturbed and the plant grows slower than normal which leads to late setting of vegetable.
BOTTLE GOURD SEEDS
Add these directly in the place where you have planned to grow. Too much of moving would disturb the root system and the plant doesn’t like it. Choose the place where you get atleast 8 hrs of sunlight. Prepare the bed with good soil and manure. Make sure the water does not stagnate. Try to water once every day during peak summer. In Normal weather, watering alternate days should be good enough.
CHUKKA KUURA SEEDS
A more detail pic of ”Chukka kura’
BITTER GOURD / KAKARAKAAYA SEEDS
RIDGE GOURD / BEERAKAAYA SEEDS
AMARANTH / THOTAKUURA SEEDS